“Pakistan is waging a war of terror against the people of Balochistan, according to new evidence documented by the Voice of Baloch Missing Persons and the Asian Human Rights Commission,” said Peter Tatchell, Director of the human rights organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation.
“The first four months of this year have been particularly bloody and brutal.
“Terror tactics include ‘kill and dump’ abductions, mutilation, assassination, torture and imprisonment without trial of suspected Baloch nationalist sympathisers.
“Islamabad is colluding with the Taliban and encouraging the imposition of Islamist fundamentalism and sectarianism on the Baloch people. It is looting Balochistan’s vast natural resources, while leaving the people there impoverished.
“The UN must permanently station human rights investigators in Balochistan and supervise a binding referendum on self-determination.
“Pakistan should halt military operations and begin all-party talks to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the 65-year-long conflict, which began when Pakistan invaded, annexed and occupied Balochistan in 1948.